Ingenious product design on these tongue in cheek clocks designed Rafael Morgan.

Time Flies

Little Time

You can see more of his work on his online portfolio here.

Boxed spices designed by Geneviève Côté are adorable! No more shattered glass when your beloved spices decide to roll out of your pantry and crash to the floor. Also those clear containers do nothing for the spice preservation. The only foreseeable problem is if it gets wet.  Then your spice and package is pretty much screwed.

There were many specifics in this design. The spices should not be exposed to light and therefore they must have opaque packaging. Secondly, the fact that spices are often poorly identified and badly presented, there is a problem of identification but also recovery to be solved.

With a highly graphic style, Côté came up with the solution.

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A refrigerator you can write on. No, it doesn’t exactly come like that. But it should, because it would save us all a do-it-yourself weekend. It is actually painted with that special chalkboard paint.

Links for and buying the paint can be found here, along with a how-to, and here. Thanks apartment therapy for the photo.

Portugal based design firm Boca Do Lobo fuses old world handcrafting with modern age aesthetics to produce artistic pieces of furniture. Boca Do Lobo is currently presenting some of their most notable pieces at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 in New York City, that runs till March 21, 2010, like this Mondrian inspired sideboard.

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Not exactly a photo, but funny nonetheless. Why? Because aren’t we all guilty of trying it a few times, and royally getting busted?

Marwencol directed by  Jeff Malmberg, is a a fantasy world created by Mark Hogancamp, and made it’s debut at SXSW this year, and just won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. Another screening has been added for tomorrow, Saturday March 20th at 5:00pm at the Alamo Lamar Theater.

Mark Hogancamp at work in Marwencol

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Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1953, Marlene Dumas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town and had her first exhibition in Paris in 1979. Her works have since been shown in Basel, Amsterdam, The Tate Gallery London and at The Saatchi Gallery.

Her new exhibit ‘Against The Wall’ opened yesterday at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City and is running through April 24, 2010.

Wall Wailing

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